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Old 12-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Seriously dumb...
Yup. Even dumber, at about 120mph, it's very clear something is going south from the sound, but does he back off? Nope...

I've had mine up that high (in a sanctioned/legal environment) but not before there was a high quality aftermarket shaft and a safety loop as well.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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what a complete MORON...i really couldn't help but laugh at this idiot...he needs to be driving a Focus...better yet, and Fiesta
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Video was removed. Bummer.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #5
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ahh. for those of you who didnt see the vid, he kinda hesitates then guns it and when the spedometer reaches about 130 theres a violent noise and shake and it leaves his camera turned on its side lmao
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OK, this is going to sound dumb, but maybe I'm missing something. Why does the driveshaft in a car making 300hp break at 135mph? Why is it governed in the first place? I mean, the 2011 V6s are making the same power (I know not torque though) as a 05-09 GT. Are the 05-09 GT shafts that weak too? Why are they putting that weak of components, again, on a car that makes that much power?

I had a 2004 GT that made way less hp than a 2011 V6 and that car wasn't governed, or at least not before 130mph, I had it that fast. There must be some detail I'm not getting.


I'm seriously curious. Thanks

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #7
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OK, this is going to sound dumb, but maybe I'm missing something. Why does the driveshaft in a car making 300hp break at 135mph? Why is it governed in the first place? I mean, the 2011 V6s are making the same power (I know not torque though) as a 05-09 GT. Are the 05-09 GT shafts that weak too? Why are they putting that weak of components, again, on a car that makes that much power?

I had a 2004 GT that made way less hp than a 2011 V6 and that car wasn't governed, or at least not before 130mph, I had it that fast. There must be some detail I'm not getting.


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all ford, they put the better drive train in the v8 because its their performance car, the v6 i suppose saves fords some money, its as simple as that
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Saving this article for all the stupid threads about idiot kids wanting to top out their stock V6 by removing the limiter
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I have the description copied/pasted in another post..it was kind of amusing, lemme see if I can find it....


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I had an opportunity to drive my Mustang on a closed road at high speeds and this is what happened. Apparently the standard tires are not the only reason for the car being limited to such a sub performance speed of 113MPH. (Even slower then Ford's Fiesta and Focus models = 118MPH) My stock driveshaft failed at about 135MPH, so if these cars are run flat out in the real world without the ridiculous speed governor to keep them together, the drivetrain is not actually designed to handle the power of the engine. Major damage caused by the broken shaft included a hole in the metal floorpan, major exhaust system and muffler damage, broken transmission shifter, broken parking brake, broken interior plastic trim parts, etc. My 1997 Mustang Cobra could run 152MPH for unlimited time periods and this new car only held together for about 15 seconds under full throttle!!! Give me a break!!! The drivetrain is a REALLY BAD place to cut costs for a net profit $, especially on a 305HP Mustang! I really hope that Ford makes a change to the V6 drivetrain for 2013. After all, many of these cars are driven regularly on the German Autobahn and a failure like this could be very dangerous! Solution = Ditch the governor and install a decent driveshaft! Even a 23K Honda Civic can go 137MPH without breaking!!! Come on!!! This is my 5'th Mustang and my 1'st major failure. This is totally unacceptable for a performance car!

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he was an idiot. he was getting verbally raped by the comments so he removed the video im assuming.
i really hope he sues and gets laughed out of court. ford KNOWS that the DS can't go that fast so they put in a limiter, which he removed of his own free will, to protect the vehicle.

so in short: he was a 2011 V6 mustang driver, until he took a drive shaft to the asphalt.
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